Dirk Nowitzki Says The Mavericks Still Have One Hell Of A Team

Dirk just got married, so I’m going to chalk his enthusiasm up to a hangover from marital bliss.

Nowitzki told ESPN Dallas that he is extremely excited about the Mavericks.

“Unfortunately or whatever, last year we had some big fish available and we didn’t get them,” Nowitzki said. “So you can do either two things: Blow the whole thing up and start over or you’ve got to keep signing guys to shorter contracts to stay a player in the free-agency market the following year. That’s the route we took.

“I still think, for that, we have a heck of a team. For basically saying we want to be a player next summer, we still put a decent product out there. We’re going to compete and see what happens.”

The Mavs added Elton Brand, Darren Collinson, Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman, and O.J. Mayo.

It’s a team in my opinion can be scrappy and gritty enough to win some games, but I’m not sure they can be major players out west.

O.J. Mayo would have to be all star caliber for that to be remotely possible.

Nowitzki is confident this team can compete out west.

“I think we’re going to be good.”

“We’re going to still be a tough team to beat. Where we end up, I have no idea. I think the West is stacked, especially on the top. It’s going to be tough to crack those top two or three up there, but we’re sure going to try.”

“We’re looking forward to a good season,” Nowitzki said. “I feel good. That’s a big chunk. If I feel good, we’re going to be OK.”

We shall see Dirk, We shall see.